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Oklahoma Route 66 Museum Hall of Fame Induction and Route 66 Transitions exhibit opening

July 9

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On Saturday July 9, 2022 the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum will be hosting the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the opening of a new Route 66 Transitions photo exhibit.

Beginning at 2 p.m. the Oklahoma Route 66 Association will induct two special Oklahomans into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame. Inductions are held every two years for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion or preservation of Route 66. The selection includes a nomination and committee process conducted by the association. The winners’ plaques will be unveiled with the others on display in the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum’s Hall of Fame, located in the WOW! exhibit room.

Immediately following the induction, the museum will hold an opening for the Route 66 Transitions photo exhibit by Jerry McClanahan. McClanahan is a noted Route 66 authority, artist, and photographer. He first began photographing and mapping US 66 in 1981, on a trip from Texas back to visit his boyhood home in Southern California. Over a period of ten years, Jerry captured many lost and forgotten scenes during this decade of decline and revival, some of which are presented in this exhibit for the first time.

Past honorees of the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Route 66 Association is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Route 66. The purpose of the association is to promote and enhance economic opportunities, encourage and develop tourism, and highlight historic landmarks on Oklahoma’s section of Route 66.

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July 9
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Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
2229 West Gary Boulvard Clinton, OK 73601
580-323-7866
www.okhistory.org/route66